Substance Misuse

This page contains resources for substance misuse. Substance misuse is the excessive use of a substance, like alcohol and prescription and illegal drugs. The excessive use may lead to clinically significant impairments and distress, taking the form of drug dependence. The Department of Public Health (DPH) licenses community health clinics that provide substance use disorder services.

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Statewide Resources

For substance misuse treatment and services in Massachusetts call the HELPLINE at 1-(800) 327-5050 or visit

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